Wednesday 30 June 2010

DVD: Spiral

Every once in a while a little film comes along that makes me glad I still
have faith in the straight to DVD market.

Avatar's Joel David Moore is dazzling in his portrayal of Mason, a shy, troubled man who's only friend happens to be his call centre boss Chuck (Zachary Levi).

Chuck constantly tries to bring Mason out of his shell but he prefers to paint and listen to jazz over truly interacting with other people until a chance encounter with a co-worker (Amber Tamblyn) brightens up his life.

The two become friends as Mason sketches Amber and persuades her to pose for him. She doesn't know the troubles that lurk in his mind.

All violence is implied here, there is none on screen, this helps crank up the tension as the cracks in Mason's psyche begin to show.

Excellent performances all round and a few unpredictable twists make this an excellent little known film. Seek it out, you won't regret it.

Ric's Rating: 84%


  1. Sounds great. I a;ways think Zachary Levi is an underated performer having seen him do comedy and straight roles.I will definitely check this out

  2. I like the sound of this one, Ricky. and like you I'm less worried about the straight to DVD market. It seems that the multi-plexes will only show the guaranteed crowd pleasers and ignore most of the stuff that actually requires a brain.

  3. Great comments guys, thanks.
    One quick point, the UK DVD cover looks nothing like the poster shown here, they are marketing it as an all out horror which just isn't the case. I feel sorry for any chump that picks it up with a six pack expecting a gore-fest.


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